Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari

A Podcast about growing up In the 70s and 80s, at the dawn of video games, navigating family strife, punk rock, Star Wars obsessions, and trying to understand to the world while developing an inexplicable ...more

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December 20, 2020 01:48:28
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S3:E24: Three Ghosts From Christmas Past

As we we prepare for the 2020 Chirstmas episode of Into The Vertical Blank, here is a supercut of three Christmas stories from past seasons told for the first tiem, in Chronological order:  -The Best  @*#! Christmas Ever (1983) -Atari 7800 Christmas (1986) -The Christmas Train (1982-2011)  ...

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November 21, 2020 01:10:31
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S3: E23. Why We Are Thankful for STOS: The Game Creator

S3: E23. Why we are Thankful for STOS: The Game Creator In this episode the brothers talk about the creation of their one and only completed Atari ST game (“Zamboozal Poker Dice”) and the tools that helped them complete it:  the Mandarin / JawX Software products under the STOS banner.  Come along for the ride as they discuss the old days of making games on their favorite 16 bit computer.    Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts Additional music - “Outside The Universe” By Tony Longworth Mentioned: Read the full story of Zamboozal Poker Dice here: https://intotheverticalblank.com/2020/11/20/zamboozal-poker-dice-atari-st-1991/   Atarimania.com Page for the Original Zamboozal Poker Dice: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-zamboozal-poker-dice_37004.html   Atarimania.com Page for the Updated 2020 1.2 version of Zamboozal Poker dice:http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-zamboozal-poker-dice_37016.html   STOS Tutorials on Intotheverticalblank.com https://intotheverticalblank.com/2020/11/13/stos-tutorial-1-setup-stos-on-hatari-and-the-first-blitter-operations/   https://intotheverticalblank.com/2020/11/16/stos-tutorial-2-brute-force-blitter-sprites-joysticks-and-more/   Orphaned Games Marauder Review https://orphanedgames.com/articles/Marauder_Review/Marauder_Review%20(Atari%202600).html ...

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October 30, 2020 01:06:21
S3:E22: Haunted House and the top 27 Scary Things For Atari Fans

S3:E22: Haunted House and the top 27 Scary Things For Atari Fans

In this episode Steve and Jeff cover the Wii Haunted House port from 2010, and also make their list of the top 27 things that scare Atari Fans (or at least scare Steve and Jeff).  They also feature an Easter egg from their past and a fantastic Tony Longworth tune.  Listen here or on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify.  Steam Store Haunted House: https://store.steampowered.com/app/9960/Haunted_House/   Credits Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts Tony Longworth:  Primal Serenity E.P.  : Ostero and Light Of Day.    https://tonylongworth.bandcamp.com/album/primal-serenity Tony Longworth: Repercussion : https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-music-39166514 Tony Longworth: Repercussion : https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-music-39166514 Stay In Touch http://www.intotheverticalblank.com https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnyVqBr2glJ-vAcDYDUYYw ...

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October 19, 2020 01:34:02
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S3E21: News Update! Plus the Top-50 Toys and Products from the 1977 Sears Wish Book

Right before the Atari VCS, Star Wars toys, and Lego hit big in the 70's there was the 1977 Sears Wish Book. It's like an archive of everything "cool" before things got real. Every year in September or October, the Sears Wish Book would arrive in the mail, and our job was to circle the things we wanted for Christmas.  In this episode we dive into the top-50 weird and wonderful products from the 1977 Sears Wishbook (plus some extras)  You can follow along in the links below: Wishbook Pages To Follow-along: 60-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-212.html# 59-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-181.html 58-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-198.html# 57- Oops.  56-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n_PeDI7eu0mTv1T6BVFwyowA-ZFspwJP9Yio-HV-uLk/edit 55-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-562.html# 54-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-604.html# 53-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-599.html# 52-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-479.html 51.http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-530.html# http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-338.html#   50-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-575.html# 49-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-352.html# 48-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-478.html# 47-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-477.html# 46-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-418.html# 45-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-443.html# 44-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-444.html# 43-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-468.html# 42-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-503.html# 41-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-410.html# 40-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-521.html 39-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-511.html 38-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-504.html 37-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-435.html 36-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-408.html 35-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-501.html# 34-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-506.html# 33-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-584.html# 32-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-580.html# 31-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-404.html 30-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-617.html 29-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-542.html 28-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-528.html 27-http://www.wishbookweb.com/FB/1977_Sears_Wishbook/files/assets/basic-html/page-542.html# ...

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October 04, 2020 01:28:53
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S3:E20: The Ballad Of Castle Park Arcade

In this episodes we take you back to an era when arcades in the shape of rockets and castles ruled the land, and TV shows like CHiPs ruled the airwaves.Most every kid who grew-up in the Golden Age of video games had a favorite place to play games.  For us, it was Castle Park in Redondo Beach, CA.   In this episode we have a story about Castle Park named "Ode To Castle Park", and we do something brand new: We recap an entire episode of the TV show CHiPs.  Season 6, episode 13 of the show CHiPs was filmed at Castle Park (and the surrounding area) and it lives as pop culture document to an era that now lives only in The Vertical Blank. Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts Tony Longworth:  Primal Serenity E.P.  : Ostero and Light Of Day.   https://tonylongworth.bandcamp.com/album/primal-serenityTony Longworth: Repercussion : https://www.patreon.com/posts/new-music-39166514   Chips Episode 13, Season 6:  Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07C44MNWC/ref=atv_dp_season_select_s6 Google: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show?id=oaYQrsu582A&cdid=tvseason-Ae3k0_6-HVwHu_lnwGi-AQ&gdid=tvepisode-FLKh8eC4V3w Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/chips-season-6/id1071116240  Don’t forget: http://www.intotheverticalblank.com https://twitter.com/Atari_VB_Pod https://www.facebook.com/intotheverticalblank/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnyVqBr2glJ-vAcDYDUYYw ...

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September 24, 2020 01:28:17
S3:E19 Interview with Thomas Cherryhomes. How Fujinet and IrataOnline Give Plato New Life

S3:E19 Interview with Thomas Cherryhomes. How Fujinet and IrataOnline Give Plato New Life

Into The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari S3:E19 Interview with Thomas Cherryhomes. How Fujinet and Irata-Online Give Plato New Life Fujinet is an exciting new creation for Atari 8bit computers that, among other things, allows them to connect up to the internet and load disk images straight off of FTP sites. It is the brainchild of the genius Thomas Cherryhomes who would like to have this type of device built for all home computers.  Thomas started out by building IrataOnline, a version of the Plato Learning system and drivers for every popular computer system.  He then built the ultimate SIO device for Atari 8bit home computer to allow them to go on the internet, explore IrataOnline and much much more. Note: Be sure to check out the companion video(s) here so you can see Fuji.Net in Action:  https://intotheverticalblank.com/2020/09/24/s3e19-interview-with-thomas-cherryhomes-how-fujinet-and-irataonline-give-plato-new-life/ Fijunet: https://fujinet.online/ Irata Online: https://irata.online/ Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts Additional music -Tony Longworth’s “Dance Me This" https://tonylongworth.com/ Don’t forget: http://www.intotheverticalblank.com ...

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